Murdoch Commission

Mely-Caballero-Anthony.jpgCommission Co-Chair Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

Dr Anthony is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She previously served as the Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat and currently serves in the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and Security.   She is also Secretary-General of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) and is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention.

Prof. Anthony’s research interests include regionalism and regional security in the Asia-Pacific, multilateral security cooperation, politics and international relations in ASEAN, conflict prevention and management, as well as human security. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of security issues in the Asia-Pacific. Her latest publications, both single-authored and co-edited, include: Understanding ASEAN Centrality’, (Pacific Review, 2014), ‘Human Security in ASEAN: 20 Years On’,  (Asian Journal of Peacebuilding,  2014), Non-Traditional Security in Asia:  Issues, Challenges and Framework for Action,(ISEAS, 2013), Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience,(Routledge, 2013), and ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Opening Up Spaces for Advancing Human Security’ (Pacific Review, 2012), Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia and Rethinking Energy Security in Asia: A Non-Traditional View of Human Security (both Springer, 2012).

Dr Anthony has been the Principal Investigator of the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies’ projects for the MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Initiative (ASI), where she led and directed the research programme on Internal and Cross-border Conflict Challenges, and advised the Health and Human Security programme. Her current research focus takes on the broad theme of Governance and Non-traditional Security issues. She is also working on a project on Revisiting Regionalism in Asia.

Dr Anthony is a Board Member of the Nanyang Technological University’s Sustainable Earth Committee.   At RSIS, she teaches courses on Non-Traditional Security, and Comparative Politics in Southeast Asia. A full listing of Dr Anthony’s selected publications can be found at: